May Mitchell

School Counselor

Personal Philosophy

I believe that each child is unique, possessing intrinsic personal worth and dignity, deserving of unconditional positive regard and respect.

I believe that each child deserves equal education in which they are appreciated and accepted.

I see my role as a counselor, collaborator, advocate, coordinator and agent of change, promoting each child's educational, academic, and career growth.

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Professional Summary

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Education and I am a National Certified Counselor. Currently, I am the counselor at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School. While working for the Chapel Hill Carrboro School System I have had the privilege of serving on the district Equity Team and co-chairing both the RTI and Equity teams at FPG. I have also served as an active member on the PBIS and Crisis teams. Ongoing communication and collaboration with staff has allowed me to deliver counseling services school wide while also overseeing state testing mandates. I have over seven years of counseling experience including: cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, and crisis counseling. I collaborated in writing a grant on primary prevention of sexual violence that was funded by the Center for Disease Control, and developed an anti-oppression curriculum as a part of that work. I have supervised a number of staff and volunteers as part of my role with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and have had the opportunity to train other professionals in how to support survivors of sexual abuse.